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Strolling in Chinatown, Sydney Chinatown and Haymarket Asian streetlife with a bit of Spanish pizzaz.

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Bushwalking in Maianbar, Cronulla, Sydney Cronulla Coast Sydney's longest beach is just a ferry ride from the Royal National Park.

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Cafes on Victoria Street, Darlinghurst (Photo: Tony Yeates) Darlinghurst Boutiques and bookshops by day, bars and nightclubs by night.

Double Bay Fashion central and the playground of Sydney’s beautiful people.

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Nestled between the harbour and a surf beach – a quintessential Sydney experience.

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Taronga Zoo, Sydney Mosman and Balmoral Beach Harbourside suburbs blessed with great cafes, shops and views

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Shopping for the latest trends in Paddington, Sydney (J. Morgan/Tourism NSW) Paddington Stylish terraces, a great shopping precinct lined with cafés and restaurants.

St Johns Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney (3stroke Photography/Tourism NSW) Parramatta Parramatta is a city of historic charm with a multicultural footprint.

Overlooking the Nepean River, Penrith precinct Penrith Valley An aquatic playground at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

George IV Hotel in Picton, Sydney Picton and Surrounds All the charm and tranquillity of the country.

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour (Photo: Hamilton Lund / Tourism NSW). Sydney Harbour and Islands All kinds of water craft jostle for a piece of the world's best harbour.

Biking around Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney. Sydney Olympic Park Home of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, major social and sporting venue.

Some architectural details in The Rocks, Sydney The Rocks and Circular Quay Historic harbourside area with shops, pubs and restaurants.



Fast facts

  • The 75-year-old “coathanger”, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is an international star
  • 2 million people have climbed the bridge

 

Why go there


You’ll find the thrill of climbing the steel arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is matched only by the sublime views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline from the top.


Made famous for its starring roles in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the annual New Years’ Eve fireworks, the bridge is at the heart of your Sydney visit.


This is a bridge that loves a party. 200,000 people walked across it to celebrate the bridge’s 75th birthday in 2007.


Top of your list of things to do in and around the bridge is the exciting BridgeClimb.


You’ll soon see why more than 2 million happy climbers have made their way along catwalks, up ladders and to the top. 360 degree views from the summit are spectacular – with the Opera House in the foreground, the Royal Botanic Gardens nearby, city skyline close, beaches and mountains in the distance.


BridgeClimb Sydney now offers two Climbs. The Bridge Climb and the Discovery Climb. The Discovery Climb gives you an insider’s view of the structure of the bridge as you climb your way to the summit.


You may prefer walking across the bridge at your own pace or joining a guided bicycle tour that includes an easy ride across the bridge.


From nearby Circular Quay, you can catch a ferry that glides past the bridge or a Rivercat that passes directly beneath this elegant structure.


Charter a yacht or take a learn-to-sail course from Darling Harbour and you’re certain to have the bridge in your sights for most of the journey.

 

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